The Benue State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has alerted job seekers of the existence of employment fraudsters within it.
The Commandant Mr Shuaibu Jibrin stated this Thursday in Makurdi, the State capital.
He disclosed that the fraudsters had been collecting money from applicants in the guise of offering them employment into the NSCDC.
Jibrin, however, assured the public of the command’s resolve to apprehend those involved in the act. He also advised the public to look out for genuine openings in the mass media.
“Currently, the NSCDC is not carrying out any recruitment. The NSCDC recruits based on certain criteria and merit, which is always advertised through the mass media.”
He also noted that job seekers had never been charged during the organisation’s recruitment exercises.
Meanwhile, the commandant has expressed regrets over the frequent vandalism of public utilities, especially pipelines and cables by citizens.
He disclosed that three vandals had already been apprehended and were facing trial in the state.
Jibrin said the command had stepped up its surveillance activities over such public utilities to prevent the operations of the vandals.
He then advised authorities of the electricity company covering the state to ensure proper identification of its staff working on transformers and handling underground cables to avoid arrest by his men.